As everyone and their grandmothers know by now, small crossovers are extremely popular, with young buyers gravitating towards this segment as opposed to looking at something that sits you closer to the ground.
With such trends already established, it’s no wonder that automakers have begun to expand the segment, where products such as the BMW X1 have spawned slightly less practical models, but arguably more attractive from a visual standpoint, like the X2.
Plenty of room for everyone
Audi‘s answer to the likes of the BMW X2 is the upcoming Q4, based on the same MQB platform as the latest Q3 crossover. Compared to the latter, the Q4 will boast a more dynamic-looking exterior, featuring a lower roofline, a stronger shoulder line and a slightly more aggressive front end.
Its rear end design won’t come with a continuous light strip, which probably means Audi is keeping such features for its more expensive models – at least for the time being. Also worth noting is that despite the camouflage, the taillight signature of the Q4 appears to be identical to that of its Q3 sibling.
Inside, the Q4 should get the same tech as the Q3, meaning an 8.8-inch infotainment display (10-inch one as optional), plus the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display. Other features will include Wi-Fi hotspot, multiple USB ports and loads of color combinations to choose from.
As for comfort, since this crossover will have a more sloped roofline, headroom for rear seat passengers will probably be less than ideal, at least compared to the Q3.
Finally, powertrains. Whatever you find on the Q3 will obviously trickle down (or up) to the Q4. This means we’ll be seeing 35 TFSI, 35 TDI, 40 TFSI, 40 TDI and 45 TFSI versions, where the latter will pack a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, good for 230 PS (226 HP) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.
The production-ready Audi Q4 is expected to make its global debut sometime this year.